PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING A CDL LICENSE
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In order to begin your employment with us you will need to obtain a CDL Class C license with a passenger (P) endorsement. The process does not take long and we are here to help you get through it and begin working with us to help those in need of our services in a caring and safe manner!
Your first step is to acquire the CDL Manual. It is free and available at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office or you can download it online at: https://dmv.ny.gov/commercial-drivers/new-york-state-commercial-drivers-manual. You must study the sections that pertain to the written test for the CDL Class C with a P endorsement. They are Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 11. The written test is a general multiple choice test, and a smaller multiple choice test for the P endorsement. The DMV form (MV-44) that needs to be completed in order to take the written test is available at the DMV as well as our office, or you can download it here.
The DMV requires documentation in order to take the written test. You will need two forms of ID as well as a DOT medical examiner’s certificate following a physical exam. The acceptable forms of ID can be found here. Applicants usually use their current driver’s license (photo ID), along with a birth certificate (original, not a copy), social security card (original) or a travel Visa, as well as the DOT medical examiner’s certificate.
If your physician is qualified to give a DOT physical exam then you may use your doctor. If not, our company uses All Island Medical located at 1647 Route 112, Medford NY 11763. To make an appointment, please call 631-758-2220 (ext. 7) and inform them that you are applying for a job with Care & Comfort. The fee will be approximately $60.00 and Care & Comfort will reimburse the cost of the physical after you have worked 3 months with us. Important: please inform our HR department upon making an appointment with Mid Island so that we can confirm that you are an applicant. You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you complete and pass the physical, please call us at 631-244-6800 to schedule an interview appointment. If we schedule you for training, this period usually lasts about a week. The training is unpaid, however after 3 months of employment (probation period) you will receive a $350.00 sign on bonus. Additionally, you will receive continuous training and will be supplied a vehicle and qualified driver for your CDL road test for larger passenger capacity vehicles.
If you have any questions please call 631-244-6800 and ask for Ellen or Tim.
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